Saturday, January 12, 2008

Region Rats remembers the past

Like Joe Friday- Just the Facts!

Since the Christmas Season has just passed, I thought I’d mention something
about growing up in Hammond during the best time of the year.

Many of us Region Rats know about Marshal Field and their Christmas Windows
in the Loop. But do you remember the window display at the Downtown Hammond
Goldblat Store.

Certainly not as large as the Field display, it never the less was as well
done and as animated as the famous one in Chicago.

You would be able to see Santa, trains, angels, and other characters,
skating, giving and getting gifts with arms and legs moving and dancing around.
It was a sight to behold. The window diplay lasted as long as the store existed;
until the 1980’s.

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